La Ciénaga La Ciénaga

La Ciénaga

Lucrecia Martel

 
La Ciénaga (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Argentina
  • 2001
  • 101 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Spanish
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  • Spine #743

The release of Lucrecia Martel’s La Ciénaga heralded the arrival of an astonishingly vital and original voice in Argentine cinema. With a radical and disturbing take on narrative, beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of on- and offscreen sound, Martel turns her tale of a dissolute bourgeois extended family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel. This visceral take on class, nature, sexuality, and the ways that political turmoil and social stagnation can manifest in human relationships is a drama of extraordinary tactility, and one of the great contemporary film debuts.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New 4K digital film transfer, approved by director Lucrecia Martel, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Martel
  • New interview with filmmaker Andrés Di Tella about Martel and the film
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar David Oubiña

    New cover by Fred Davis

Film Essays

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La Ciénaga: What’s Outside the Frame

By David Oubiña January 26, 2015

Scenes without endings, sounds without corresponding images, actions without seeming motivation—Lucrecia Martel’s sense-heightening debut offers a cinema of subtraction. Read more »

Clippings

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Women Take Over Sight & Sound

September 08, 2015

Get ready to take notes: the centerpiece of Sight & Sound’s October issue is an annotated list of 100 overlooked films by women. In an article titled The Female Gaze, the magazine’s . . . Read more »


Video


Three Reasons


Film Essays

La_cienaga_thumbnail

La Ciénaga: What’s Outside the Frame

By David Oubiña January 26, 2015

Scenes without endings, sounds without corresponding images, actions without seeming motivation—Lucrecia Martel’s sense-heightening debut offers a cinema of subtraction. Read more »

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